The Gulf of Paria (Golfo de Paria in Spanish) is a 7800 km2 (3000 square mile) shallow inland sea between the island of Trinidad (Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) and the east coast of Venezuela. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States Trinidad ( Spanish: " Trinity " is the largest and most populous of the two major islands and The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American Venezuela (ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə) officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish República Bolivariana de Venezuela) is a country on the This sheltered body of water is considered to be one of the best natural harbours on the Atlantic coast of the Americas. The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the Continents of North America and South America It was originally named Golfo de la Ballena (the Gulf of the Whale) by Christopher Columbus, but the 19th Century whaling industry eliminated whales from the area and populations have never recovered. Christopher Columbus (1451 &ndash May 20 1506 was an Italian Navigator, colonizer Whaling is the hunting of Whales and dates back to at least 6000 BC
The Gulf of Paria is connected to the Caribbean Sea to the north through the Bocas del Dragón (or Dragons' Mouth) between the Paria Peninsula of Venezuela and the Chaguaramas Peninsula, and to the Columbus Channel to the south through the Boca del Serpiente (Serpent's Mouth) between the Cedros Peninsula and the Orinoco Delta. For the region see Caribbean. The Caribbean Sea (kəˈrɪbiən or /ˌkærɨˈbiːən/ is a tropical Sea in the Western Hemisphere The Bocas del Dragón ( Dragons' Mouth) is the name of the series of straits separating the Gulf of Paria from the Caribbean Sea. Paria Peninsula (Península de Paria is a large peninsula in Sucre State, northern Venezuela. The Columbus Channel is the narrow body of water between the south coast of the island of Trinidad and the Venezuelan mainland The Serpent's Mouth is a strait lying between Icacos Point in southwest Trinidad and Tobago and the north coast of Venezuela. The coastal area known as Cedros lies on a Peninsula at the South-Western end of the island of Trinidad. ORiNOCO is the brand name that was used for a family of wireless networking solutions by Proxim (previously Lucent)
The Gulf of Paria is a brackish water body - wet season salinities are below 23 ppt (parts per thousand). A wet season or rainy season is a Season in which the average Rainfall in a region is significantly increased Salinity is the Saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of Water. The extensive mangroves along the Venezuelan and Trinidadian coastlines are important wildlife habitat and probably play a crucial role in regional fisheries. Mangroves (generally are Trees and Shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the Tropics and Subtropics. The Gulf itself is an important fishery. Major ports include the Port of Port of Spain and the Port of Point Lisas in Trinidad and the Port of Pedernales in Venezuela. Port of Spain is the Capital of Trinidad and Tobago and the country's third largest municipality after Chaguanas Point Lisas is the site of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and the Port of Point Lisas, both of which are managed by Plipdeco (the Point Lisas Industrial Port Pedernales is a city in the Venezuelan state of Delta Amacuro, with a seaport on the Gulf of Paria.